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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Power Rack Thread - August 2010 version

This is a collaborative effort from the equipment forum members. The 2008 edition has a lot of broken links and rather than keep that one going we decided to start a new one. First let’s have a few definitions to clear up some confusion. Squat Stands: These are probably the most useless...

Jimbo.‎, 08-07-2010 11:03 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: Round 2: Round 3: Let's find those deals!

indianbuckeye‎, 08-19-2017 07:36 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: PICS and DISCUSSION of YOUR HOME GYM V2.0

Have a home gym? New to this forum? Post your gym pics in this thread.

ironwill2008‎, 12-12-2017 08:33 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Cheapo Setup

Ok so let's go through the cheapest options for new equipment that you'd be willing to use for training. While we all dream of buying that custom built rig, or finding a solid piece of used commercial or vintage equipment to outfit your gym, many times we just want to buy something that's usable...

Domicron‎, 01-02-2016 03:22 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Belts - A Comprehensive Guide

The topics “Do I need a belt” and “What belt should I buy” are such a frequent occurrence that it has warranted a detailed posting on the topic. This is meant to be a dissertation on the topic, and shall be inclusive of all the information that is required to answer this question. If you don’t...

cmarti063‎, 05-16-2014 06:22 PM
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Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Barbells - Everything you ever wanted to know

I don't think a thread like this exists for the barbell, so I wanted to start one. The Olympic barbell is one of the most important purchases one can make for their home gym. A barbell is the interface to the weight and although they may all look similar to an untrained eye, there are actually a...

bobcat255‎, 10-24-2016 07:30 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official Newbie Bowflex Search

So you are new and dumb enough to believe the Bowflex commercials, before you get flamed and negged into the red, use the damn search function to get the answer to "dude, should I be ignorant and think about getting a bowflex" OK, now if you post another thread, you get what is coming to...

ctgblue‎, 01-02-2009 06:31 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: SPAM THREADS and POSTS

Just as in every year past, this time of year sees an uptick of spammers, scammers, crooks, charlatans, ganefs, and knuckleheads bent on using this forum to shill their junk. One more time; don't quote or reply to such threads/posts; doing so only creates more work to clear them out. Simply...

ironwill2008‎, 11-27-2017 02:56 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: THIS is NOT a CLASSIFIED SECTION!!!

THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO POST STUFF YOU HAVE FOR SALE!!! I'm seeing a lot of people and (some not noobs!) posting items they have for sale in this section. That is not what it is for and is against board rules. There is a craigslist sticky for posting great deals you see but if it isn't a...

Wildtim‎, 10-07-2012 06:53 AM
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Vulcan V-FFPR

Anyone know if this is compatible with Rogue J Cups, Spotter Arms etc. Called them this morning to order and they don't sell extra J Cups.

nwobhm‎, 07-09-2018 07:00 AM
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d2mini's "Home Gym in a Shed" Build

It's time for this newbie to get serious! I searched the great wide interwebs and couldn't find too many shed-based home gyms. So I figured this would be good to document! I'm starting this thread at the very beginning in hopes that all you years and years of experience will help me get set up...

d2mini‎, 12-13-2017 08:56 AM
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Looking to buy a FID bench and squat rack

Is this bench good? I'm debating if I should buy the below bench or if I should buy just a regular flat bench. This would be my max price and actually over my budget but I'm trying to justify the purchase if the bench is good because I won't be the only one using it. The reason for this...

forcesof2‎, Today 06:40 AM
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York FTS Lat Pull-Down Machine

Hi guys. I'm interested in a lat pulldown machine for my garage gym, $600 or less. The unit that looks the best to me is the York FTS machine, because it has the dual steel bars the weight goes up&down on. I cant find a single review anywhere online for this machine. Anyone here able to provide a...

ParxPoker‎, 07-17-2018 04:58 AM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked,, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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X3 Bar - Good or Bad?

Has anyone used this? Is this gold or garbage?

arocko1287‎, 01-11-2018 08:17 PM
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New Titan Fitness

They put a lot of new products on the site today. Clone of the Rogue Hr-2 and Sml-2. I was browsing ebay and looks like they have a monolift not listed on their site yet. Seems to be be a bolt on. Type this # in ebay search: 132177711276

kevin3636‎, 05-01-2017 08:28 PM
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Anyone else use bands for hypertrophy??

I only been using them about 2-3 months noe but holy hell it feels awesome. Like a lot of other people, I always saw them as something power lifters use to overcome sticking points. Man was I wrong. Reverse band Hack squat, military press, inclined barbell bench... AMAZING. See links below for...

jk202‎, 07-18-2018 03:08 PM
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DIY: How to make your own earthquake bamboo barbell For about $11

I wanted to start doing these to see if it helped my shoulder so I made one up to try it out. tR6o_hz0NTo

smokinHawk‎, 07-14-2016 09:46 AM
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Weight scales that are accurate for high weight, 300+ lbs folks?

God only knows if I'm going to stick with it or not, but if I'm going to have an hope of sticking with a diet, I'm going to need scales that I feel I can put some actual confidence in. In the past, I've had digital scales that, simply by stepping off and then back on, could vary as much at 15-20...

Jcorb‎, Yesterday 05:03 AM
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Rogue OPB in the Boneyard $195 Bare Steel

As of now, they're still in stock if you're in the market for another bar. Just picked up another one...I don't see the bare steel ones hit the boneyard very often. My first boneyard bar arrived and I couldn't spot the flaw, so hopefully I get as lucky on this one.

sixxes‎, 07-18-2018 12:57 PM
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No spotter... difference between a power rack & regular squat/bench rack?

I can't post photos or links, so I'll try to describe as best as possible. The ideal setup (what has been recommended to me) is a "Power Rack, with lat-pull down/low cable row extension" But I have low ceilings and a small amount of space), it might be doable, but VERY tight and not really...

nathaliev‎, 07-18-2018 07:03 AM
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Another EliteFTS vs Rogue rack question - backer plates and steel

Hello All, I have yet another EFS vs Rogue question that I didn't see specifically addressed in the forums. I have it narrowed down between the 3x3 scholastic with weight storage from EFS and the RM4 Monster rack from Rogue. I notice the shipping is much more from EFS, and from the pictures...

largelandmammal‎, 07-18-2018 07:42 AM
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Rogue Barbell Club

I figured it's probably long overdue for a Rogue Barbell Club. I'm sure there's some vintage (circa 2006) collectors out there too. I'll start off: Rack: Rogue R3 w/ Matador and Landmine attachments Bars: Rogue Ohio Power Bar, Rogue Matt Chan Bar, Rogue SB-1 Safety Squat Bar Bench:...

Bench905‎, 04-01-2015 05:38 AM
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Half rack better than rogue?

Anyone know of any half racks better than rogue or just as good for less like Titan?

Hardgainzer‎, 07-16-2018 12:59 PM
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Cost No Object: Machines and Free Weights, the Best of the Best. PART 2

Cost No Object List, Version 1.8: This thread is not meant to be a free weights vs machines thread, and I think we got that out of the way early in the thread. This thread is simply about discussing all the choices of various free weights and machine choices on the market that people feel...

HealthNutMD‎, 03-28-2017 04:23 AM
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What Equpiment can a 400 pounder Use?

What are the options for exercise equipment for a 400 pounder to use?

DoragonKingu‎, 07-17-2018 11:05 PM
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Icarian super bench modification

Long story short, I used to have a custom 18" flat bench which has the a Rogue pad (12" wide). I wanted an incline bench so I bought an Icarian super bench. I don't enough space for 2 benchs. Height is good at 18", but it is only about 10.5" wide... I prefered the 12". I am thinking to...

redviking‎, 07-17-2018 07:03 PM
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If you had to pick 3 main pieces of equipment to do a workout

What would it be? with weights included or other accessory Could be an adjustable dumbell, A barbell with various plates that includes bench and squat rack, pull up/dips station or anything of your choice. If you only had one choice what would be your top pick. And for a bonus what would be...

Gavin56‎, 07-17-2018 12:38 AM
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Monolift attachment - Canada

I am looking for a monolift attachment for my Crossbox rack Any option other than Rogue Canada for Canadian lifter?

redviking‎, 01-14-2018 03:41 PM
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Barbell Shipping

When you guys buy a barbell online or from a store how is it normally shipped? Does it come open or does it come boxed up? I ordered a bar from Titan and it got delivered finally and it's just open to the elements and that doesn't seem right.

masterg20‎, 07-17-2018 11:13 AM
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Start-at-Top Belt Squats on Powertec Lat Machine

I am trying to come up with some sort of mechanism to hold the weight carriage at the top of the movement to do start-at-the-top belt squats on the following Powertec Lat Machine model: Basically, I am looking for a solution that allows starting at the top of the movement and being able to...

leonard1‎, 07-18-2018 08:58 AM
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Equipment Crew- Part IV

I was here for the start.... now we're four threads in. Nice job fellas. Proceed equipment sluts. #3- 9/21/2012 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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Bench905 Home Gym Build/Transformation Thread

Hey guys. Thought I'd post a timeline/transformation of my build. April 2016 Moved to a new house. My wife and I wanted to move, but we were barely looking and hadn't even listed our house yet. Well, I found a house that hit a ton of our wish list points and one of main selling points was...

Bench905‎, 03-30-2018 08:20 AM
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Mark Bell Shin Savers

Has anyone used the Mark Bell Shin Savers? Any Opinions?

dumb.bell‎, 02-14-2017 05:53 PM
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